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If you think you have the ability, motivation and commitment to succeed at Kirkland & Ellis, we would love to hear from you.

Training Contract

We are recruiting ten trainees for 2021, with vacancies open to both law and non-law students and graduates. Applications close on 14th July 2019.

Vacation Scheme

Before joining our firm as a trainee, you can get to know us on our two-week Vacation Scheme. It’s designed to give you valuable hands-on experience across a range of practice areas, as well as crucial insights into how our London team operates. We offer around 30 vacation placements each year, throughout April and July and on top of training, participants enjoy a busy social calendar as well as £500 per week expenses. Most importantly you come away with a crucial network of contacts. Applications close 6th January 2019. 


Open Days

We also run Open Days in November 2018 and March 2019. Please click Apply Here for more details.


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Meet the people

Sarah Jordan and Andrej Wolf
Sarah Jordan and Andrej Wolf
Graduate Recruitment Partners

Trainees at Kirkland & Ellis seize the opportunity to take ownership of every task and make things happen for their clients and team. We reward them with real responsibility...